Journal article

Characterisation of a novel Mannheimia sp from Australian feedlot cattle

PJ Blackall, O Angen, N Fegan, LL Blackall, R Mutters, M Bisgaard

AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2001

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To characterise eight isolates of a Gram-negative organism obtained from the upper respiratory tract of cattle showing evidence of mild upper respiratory tract disease. DESIGN: The isolates were compared with the five recognised species within the genus Mannheimia - M haemolytica, M glucosida, M granulomatis, M ruminalis and M varigena--using a range of phenotypic and genotypic methods. RESULTS: Phenotypic characterisation indicated that the isolates belonged to the trehalose-negative [Pasteurella] haemolytica complex. This complex has recently been reorganised into five species within the new genus Mannheimia. Ribotyping performed using HindIII and a computerised analysis system ..

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